Year 1 have two classes:


Greece Class – Mrs Hutchings

LSA – MrBates


Italy Class –  Mr Organ (Monday/Tuesday) and Mrs Furber (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday)

LSA – Mrs Anders
KS1 HLTA – Mrs Connor

Our Topic this half term is:  Where we live

In Topic we are going to be looking at ‘Where we live’, focusing our attention on the United Kingdom and the countries within it.  To do this, Italy and Greece class will spend some time looking at a variety of maps thinking about what they are used for and how they help us in our daily lives. The children will then spend some time talking about the continents,  Europe and where the UK is located in the world.

map of UKworld map


Our Science this half term is: Seasons

In our role as Scientists this half term,  we will be investigating and comparing the different seasons.  The children will observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies depending on the time of year. They will also work scientifically by making charts and tables about the different weather they encounter.


Here are some useful websites:


BBC science


In Maths this term:


In our maths lessons this half term,  we will start by looking at fractions. Children will spend time working practically to make halves and quarters, both of different shapes and amounts. They will also begin to look at the language of position and directions. Then later on in the term, children will start learning about money and telling the time.

In English this term:

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Year 1 will begin to look at the way prefixes and suffixes change the words we write. The children will also learn how to show the passing of time using time connectives in the different genres of their writing e.g. First, next, after that and finally. We will have daily handwriting sessions where we will practice forming all of our letters clearly and correctly. Alongside this,our daily phonic lessons will help us to practice known sounds and learn brand new ones, in particular, we will look at the alternative pronunciations for the sounds we have already learnt.

Here is the list of common exception words your child is expected to know by the end of year 1, which they are tested on termly.

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PE for Year 1  classes are on a Monday and a Wednesday this half term.

PE is a very important part of our curriculum.  Please make sure that your child has suitable kit and sensible PE shoes in school every week otherwise they will have to wear spare kit.  Earrings must be taken out or taped over and all PE kit must have the child’s name in it.

This half term the children will be doing dance on Wednesdays and Games on Fridays.

How you can support your child at home:

– Listen to your child read at home regularly.

–  Support them to count forwards and backwards in ones and twos to 20, and help them to recognise their numbers up to 100. Make sure that their numbers are written the right way round.

–  Support them with practicing their Spelling Bee words.

–   Support/test them on their Mental Maths challenge booklet.

There are many sources of support on the internet. Some of the websites we recommend are:

bbc bitesize ks1

phonics play


We hope they are helpful to you and help you support your child’s learning.



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